Joshua Tree, California had been on my travel list for years, so when we were planning our honeymoon road trip I knew it was a destination we had to include! After finding the most gorgeous Airbnb in the world and mapping out our route from Las Vegas, I set about thinking about outfits to wear during our desert stay.
The first few photos you see were taken at the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Museum, an incredible installation by the renowned late visual artist. I spotted this Sister Of The Tribe Dress on ASOS just before we jetted off and I’m so glad I packed it. It is super lightweight and the design is simply stunning – where could a tie-dye dress be more appropriate to wear than Joshua Tree, hey?
I teamed the dress with my old favourite Topshop sunglasses, which have been out of stock for a while but are quite a similar shape to this pair from River Island. With it being so hot out in the California desert I opted for some simple flip flops rather than any more structured shoes, mostly because I can’t stand to wear socks when it’s crazy warm. I found my pair in Primark, and for once they’re actually available to view on the website. I love the pearl details and think they look super effective!
We stopped over in Joshua Tree for three nights (though on one of the days we actually drove down to San Diego to visit an old friend of mine) but we still found time to head over to Pioneertown – one of the must-see places in the JT vicinity. It’s essentially an Old Wild West set where people now live – how cool is that?
Before we packed for our honeymoon we had the craziness of the wedding, so ordering from ASOS was a godsend as I could browse quickly online between bits of last minute planning for the big day. For our Pioneertown trip I opted for this Kiss The Sky Dress, and loved wearing it on a couple of other honeymoon outings too. It hits the floral trend without being ‘icky’ (can you tell I’m not a big floral fan in the first place?) – the roses add a rock n roll edge to the look but the bow keeps it looking soft.
My love for oversized sunglasses is also apparent here once again, and this River Island pair were a total staple for me throughout out trip. They’re really flattering and match well with a whole host of different looks, meaning I wore them with both pretty dresses and shorts-and-tee combos.
Joshua Tree and the surrounding towns were just unbelievable, and we felt totally at home. For the best pizza outside of Italy we loved Pie For The People, and spent an awesome afternoon drinking beer and eating lunch at the Joshua Tree Saloon. On our final day in JT we stopped off at the Crossroads Cafe and had one of the best (if not THE best) breakfast of our lives, and the vintage and thrift stores are also well worth a rummage through. The people are awesome, the weather is perfect and it’s possibly the most chilled out place on earth.
I’ll be posting a couple more outfit-slash-travel posts from our honeymoon over the next few weeks so do keep an eye out. If you’re planning a trip to Joshua Tree yourself don’t hesitate to drop me a message if you’d like any recommendations or tips too!